Alab Pilipinas in the mix

first_imgLady Warriors rule Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND The Philippines will be represented by the newly formed Alab Pilipinas, which is looking to become the third Filipino club to win an ABL crown, while Vietnam will field the Saigon Heat.“The league is ready to take another step forward as it welcomes three new teams into the fold,” said ABL chief operating officer Jericho Ilagan Monday at the league’s launching at Solaire Resort and Casino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports We are young Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas MOST READ As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Team representatives during the 2017 ABL Season press conference at Solaire Resort and Casino. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netBreaking new ground, the Asean Basketball League kicks off its seventh season on Nov. 25 in Singapore with six teams, including newcomers Kaohsiung Truth and Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions, from outside the region. Defending champion Westports Malaysia Dragons and Singapore Slingers clash in the opener at OCBC Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes EDITORS’ PICK PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Bowyer on getting Charlton fans back on side during controversial Duchatelet reign

first_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REPLY Lee Bowyer (left) and assistant Johnnie Jackson (right) have helped turn around the club’s fortunes Supporters have been protesting against controversial owner Roland Duchatelet for most of his five-year spell in SE7.The Belgian, who is eager to sell up, has hired seven different managers, sold Charlton’s best players and accused fans of ‘wanting the club to fail’.Despite the unrest, Bowyer, along with assistant and club legend Johnnie Jackson, have brought the feel-good factor back to the Valley since replacing Karl Robinson 15 months ago.Speaking on Wednesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Bowyer told talkSPORT: “No one tipped us to be in the top six so to have a day out at Wembley, it’s a great achievement for our football club. ADVICE England Women vs Denmark Women (Saturday, 1pm) – talkSPORTNewport County vs Tranmere (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORTCharlton vs Sunderland (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2 Roland Duchatelet is hugely unpopular at the Valley “At the start of the season, the big thing for me was to try to bring the fans and players together because everyone knows there was a lot of negativity around the football club before I came in.“I wanted to bring them back together and make sure they were part of the journey that we were going to go on.“I honestly did believe that we had a good chance [of promotion] this season and to make our home ground a bit of a fortress.“When you’re playing and you’ve got good crowds behind you, all the fans want to see is the players giving 100 per cent and that was something I demand from my players. tense 2 Getty “The fans see that and then they come back and the place is erupting. The other night [against Doncaster], we filled the Valley for the first time in I don’t know how many years. It’s just been great from start to finish.”Charlton are just one game away from ending their three-year exile from the Championship.They face Sunderland in a repeat of the thrilling 1998 Division One play-off final, which the Addicks won on penalties.Promotion would see Bowyer go head-to-head with former club Leeds next season.“That would be interesting, but it’s one step at a time, we’re just delighted to be where we are at the moment,” he added. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS LATEST Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED shining Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ LIVE ON talkSPORT Lee Bowyer has revealed one of his biggest aims as Charlton boss was to get fans back onside.The Addicks are set to sell out their 36,000-plus allocation for Wembley as they take on Sunderland in the League One play-off final on Sunday. huge blow gameday cracker Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card deals talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Getty no dice “We know the job’s not done, I know the players are going to give me everything, with the crowd behind us, you don’t know what’s going to happen on the day.“You saw in ’98, what a crazy day that was, I’m hopeful and I believe in our lads and we’ll be ready come Sunday.”The League One play-off final between Charlton and Sunderland is LIVE on talkSPORT on 26 May at 3pm.last_img read more